Grading student work is one of the most difficult and rewarding parts of a Professor’s job. This year their geopolitical focus was mainly on China and its relationship with the world.
Interests and Values
The Biden administration just released the executive summary of the findings of American intelligence that puts the blame of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing in October 2018 squarely on the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia but has stopped short of sanctioning him personally.
Myanmar and the struggle for leadership in Southeast Asia
The situation in Myanmar (Burma) is only part of a larger struggle for leadership in Southeast Asia in which China appears to be ahead of the United States
What to expect from Biden and Harris
After the predictable end of the impeachment proceedings against former President Trump, the U.S. Senate can get back to work to pass Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package and confirm his cabinet appointments. They will focus on getting Covid and the economy under control as well as rebuilding and greening the United States.
Allies, competitors & adversaries
In a speech at the United States State Department, Joe Biden made the commitment that he and his administration will put values such as freedom, opportunity, universal rights, the rule of law, and human dignity at the center of its policy and stress diplomacy as its primary way of interacting with the world.